A young, handsome and intelligent boy convicted of armed robbery, was
strapped to the stake for execution. The venue, the public field, was
filled to capacity with excited spectators from every background.
There was a mixture of tension, excitment and gloom in the air!
After the priest's last prayers for the condenmed notorious criminal,
he was granted his last wish - to speak privately to his mother. She
was standing not too far off, almost blinded by tears and deep sorrow
from intense heartache. She loved him till the end!
But as she got quite close to hear the last whisper of her only
child, HE BIT OFF HER LEFT EAR....!
Obviously agitated, the priest demanded to know why.
"when I was a child, innocent and teachable, stealing cents and
pennies, mother "loved" me too much to discipline and correct me. Now
my heart is too hard as I die, to even consider repentance before
God. If my father was here, shooting him would be a very great
delight!" he snarled, to the horrified onlookers...
If you refuse to discipline your children, it proves you don't love
them; if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will
not depart from it.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of
correction shall drive it far from him.
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with
the rod, he shall not die.
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is
disgraced by an undisciplined child.
Discipline your children, and they will give you happiness and peace of mind.
A servant/child who is pampered from childhood will later become a rebel.
Discipline should be carried out in love, true love. Endeavour to demonstrate tender love to them, in the process you'll become best of friends & this will make you be their closest confidant.
Now the ball is in your court by God's grace, go ahead & initiate the right influence on them in line with God's word - glory to God!
As you pray for your children, lay hands and pronounce blessings on
them daily. Get to know their bosom friends and pray for them too
daily by their names. They are the primary and most effective source
of ungodly pressure and influence. The society is getting very dirty,
perverse and highly contaminating!
PARENTHOOD IS GREAT RESPONSIBILITY, MAY GOD HELP US COPE IN JESUS' NAME!
* Send this to present and potential parents you know, and you'll be
* Print out a copy as a constant reminder, it will help.
Have a marvelous day in God's awesome presence.
Apostle Steve Adonai.
Good article yet it only points out to me, on this difficult day, that I failed one of my children apparently, as described in my article on tough love. The words written here are true, but even in doing them, there are no guarantees that all will be well. So, I failed my child, and now I don't even know where he's at. What do you do with a child who won't listen to anything you say? I'd like to see an article on that! Thanks! Beth